Monday, August 17, 2015

Zero the Hero

Lisa: This is the beginning of the second week of school aready!  What happened to summer vacation?  Zero the Hero will be coming for a visit on Friday, Day 10, since he loves the number zero!  
The children will be making their first Zero page for a bulletin board:

Linda: Isn’t he cute?  We have a Zero the Hero packet for sale on TpT which can be made into a book for each student.  But since our students move in and out so quickly, no one would ever have a complete book on Day 100.  So Lisa does the pages as individual projects and then hangs them along a long bulletin board in the back of the room: 
Lisa: In two weeks on Day 20, Zero will arrive again and new collages will be placed on this board.  No need to create a new bulletin board all the time – it’s good for 100 days!
Linda: Here’s a cute song for Zero the Hero sung to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy:
ZERO HERO  
I’m a mighty ZERO HERO!
A mighty hero to the end!
I roll right over next to the number 1,
Making me into a 10!
I’m a mighty ZERO HERO!
A mighty hero to the end!
So if you want a mighty hero,
I’m the one to look for…
ZERO the HERO, that’s me!!!
I used this song all the time in my own classroom and the children would stand at attention for the last 3 lines and salute!  On Day 20, just change the 1 to a 2 and the 10 to a 20.  It won’t rhyme but no one ever noticed!
Have fun with Zero!
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Teachers Pay Teachers just announced a special one-day sale this Wednesday to celebrate Back-to-School time!  Use the code MORE15 and get 28% off all KinderLit items!  Just in time to check out our Zero the Hero packet! Make sure to check out our Back To School category on the left side of our store's home page to discover more products to use in the beginning of kindergarten!

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